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sentinel2k01 at gmx

Jun 2, 2012, 9:39 AM

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Howto create a HVM guest

Hi List,

is there any instructions how to create a HVM (Windows 7) guest with the
XAPI toolstack?
All howto 's i find on the Internet is using xm.


regards,
Dominik

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cyberhawk001 at gmail

Jun 2, 2012, 1:10 PM

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Re: Howto create a HVM guest [In reply to]

On 6/2/2012 12:39 PM, sentinel wrote:
> Hi List,
>
> is there any instructions how to create a HVM (Windows 7) guest with
> the XAPI toolstack?
> All howto 's i find on the Internet is using xm.
>
>
> regards,
> Dominik
>
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Have you looked at this Wiki Page on XCP?

http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/XCP_Command_Line_Interface

Granted, there are more on Wiki but that seems like a good start.

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sentinel2k01 at gmx

Jun 3, 2012, 3:07 AM

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Re: Howto create a HVM guest [In reply to]

Am 02.06.2012 22:10, schrieb cyberhawk001 [at] gmail:
> On 6/2/2012 12:39 PM, sentinel wrote:
>> Hi List,
>>
>> is there any instructions how to create a HVM (Windows 7) guest with
>> the XAPI toolstack?
>> All howto 's i find on the Internet is using xm.
>>
>>
>> regards,
>> Dominik
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Xen-api mailing list
>> Xen-api [at] lists
>> http://lists.xen.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/xen-api
>>
>
> Have you looked at this Wiki Page on XCP?
>
> http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/XCP_Command_Line_Interface
>
> Granted, there are more on Wiki but that seems like a good start.
>
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>

yes i know the wiki page. This are the commands to create and manage the
VMs.

But the commands are always for a Paravirtualization (PV) VM and not a
fully virtualized aka HVM (Hardware Virtual Machine).

specialy for Windows u can see at the end the PV Driver is to install,
to have a better performance in Windows. On a HVM you don't need this
Drivers because the VM is
directly connected to the hardware.




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geza at kzsdabas

Jun 3, 2012, 10:09 PM

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Re: Howto create a HVM guest [In reply to]

On 2012-06-03 12:07, sentinel wrote:
> Am 02.06.2012 22:10, schrieb cyberhawk001 [at] gmail:
>> On 6/2/2012 12:39 PM, sentinel wrote:
>>> Hi List,
>>>
>>> is there any instructions how to create a HVM (Windows 7) guest with
>>> the XAPI toolstack?
>>> All howto 's i find on the Internet is using xm.
>>>
>>>
>>> regards,
>>> Dominik
>>>
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Xen-api mailing list
>>> Xen-api [at] lists
>>> http://lists.xen.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/xen-api
>>>
>>
>> Have you looked at this Wiki Page on XCP?
>>
>> http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/XCP_Command_Line_Interface
>>
>> Granted, there are more on Wiki but that seems like a good start.
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Xen-api mailing list
>> Xen-api [at] lists
>> http://lists.xen.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/xen-api
>>
>
> yes i know the wiki page. This are the commands to create and manage
> the VMs.
>
> But the commands are always for a Paravirtualization (PV) VM and not
> a fully virtualized aka HVM (Hardware Virtual Machine).
>
> specialy for Windows u can see at the end the PV Driver is to install,
> to have a better performance in Windows. On a HVM you don't need this
> Drivers because the VM is
> directly connected to the hardware.
>
>
>
>
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No the PV drivers aren't for PV domUs, those have their storage/network
already PV virtualized. The HVM virtualization is only virtualizing CPU
and RAM storage/network needs to be emulated (using Qemu btw.) which is
slow. PV drivers allow HVM domUs to connect to backend driver services
running in Dom0.

Regards

Geza

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